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Questions tagged [5.0-lollipop]

Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 5.0 -- the 10th publicly named Android release which debuted with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November 2014.

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When will my device get the Android 5.0 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was officially announced on October 15th, 2014. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website and the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in Lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to Google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the WiFi icon ...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

When the device is set to use MTP, neither Windows, nor ADB will detect the device when connect via USB cable. I have tried multiple cables, in multiple USB ports. I have not tried other computers yet,...
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pm hide VS pm disable — the identity crisis

What's the need of pm disable when pm hide already does its job? I've compiled some information based on my search and research: click here to see the table (edited). As you can see, pm hide can ...
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Completely uninstall an app on Lollipop

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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Nexus 7 2013 error upgrading to 5.0.2 OTA

I updated to 5.0.1 via OTA sometime ago, and it worked fine. Now I got a notification that 5.0.2 is ready but when Android shuts down to install update it returns error (with no other message. My ...
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How do I deal with unknown installation error code -505?

I have a Nexus 7 and it has just been updated to Android 5. Two apps give me trouble after the system upgrade, games that my kids play. Dumb Ways to Die and VVVVVV. Both of these had icons after ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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How can I see how much internet bandwidth each process is using at the moment?

On Android, I have a nice Xposed module which shows me the current internet usage, but for the whole system, not per app: On my desktop computer I have this expandable panel item which shows me ...
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Enable On-screen navigation in CM12 (Lollipop) using shell?

Device: OnePlus One (OPO); running CM12, is rooted, and has Xposed Framework installed. I need to enable On-screen navigation (it disables Hardware (HW) keys and shows soft keys at the screen; like ...
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How can I get heads-up notifications for WhatsApp?

I really love the new heads-up notifications in Lollipop because they look much cleaner now, but it's really weird some apps use them or not. I would really want them to work with WhatsApp, but I ...
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Creating restricted accounts on phone running Lollipop

Can we create restricted user on phone running Android Lollipop? Seems that restricted users are not supported on mobile but only on tablet (mobile has only simple user no restricted user option). ...
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Remove Google Search Bar on Nexus devices running on stock Lollipop

I have been reading for days about how to remove the Google Search Bar from the top of my Nexus 6 since I never use it. I have gotten mixed answers on exactly what file to delete and where it is. I ...
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Complete list of Lollipop system icons shown in notification bar?

Is there a complete list of these? I've seen lots of Q&A about "What does x icon mean" but it would be really useful if there were a complete list for reference!
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Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in “My Files” (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0.2)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (64GB) running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 which I've had since release day (April 10th 2015) and as the title mentions, there seems to be an issue in that my images are no ...
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How to disable Heads Up notifications in Android Lollipop? (notification popup at top of the screen)

How can I disable the heads up for Android Lollipop, just like it was in KitKat and below? If it is possible to disable heads up, is it also possible to enable it for certain apps only , like when ...
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Some program is showing ads on my desktop… How can I catch it?

Some program keeps showing me ads on the main page every now and then. It's extremely annoying, and I'm unable to catch it. Is there a way I can detect it to remove it? When the ad shows up, I try to ...
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Will I get OTA updates after installing Android L Developer preview?

I installed Android L developer preview on my Nexus 5. Now I was wondering if I still would get over-the-air updates. If not is there a way of fixing this?
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How to connect Samsung J7 via USB but disable charging?

I would like to know if is it possible to connect my smartphone to a pc via USB without charging it? It would be very useful to be able to disable charging (but still allow USB tethering, ADB ...
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Error -504 on appliation installation

Yes. I've read all other questions regarding this problem. Like this one: Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store? It's the same problem as this one but with more background information and an ...
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Unlocking screen brings up Phone app on Lollipop

I just updated my Nexus 4 to Lollipop. Now, every time I unlock my phone, the Phone app opens. Surely this is a bug and not a feature. It doesn't matter if I received a notification; and I'm not ...
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Updating from version 4.4 to version 5 let me to a dead phone

I have a Nexus 5 celullar. I was asked by the system to update some features. In fact it was to update to a new version: Android 5. I accept the request and give the celullar do its work. At the last ...
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How to fix 'Android is starting' optimization on every boot?

I recently updated to Lollipop on a Moto G (1st Gen). It was running a bit slow, so I wiped by cache then performed a factory reset as recommended. I now receive the 'Android is starting optimising ...
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Removing the default guest user account on Android Lollipop

How to remove the default Guest User on Android Lollipop in Nexus 5? In the user settings, I am presented with option to add the guest user. However I am unable to remove the default guest user ...
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Custom ringtone not working on Nexus 5 since OTA Lollipop

I've updated my non-rooted, vanilla Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then my custom mp3 ringtone stopped working. Here are the symptoms: When selecting it via the ringtone ...
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Should Dalvik Cache be wiped in Android OS that supports ART?

When switching custom ROMs (in ART), is it necessary to wipe the Dalvik Cache? Wiping the Cache is necessary, but should wiping Dalvik (which doesn't exist in Android Lollipop and afterward) be ...
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How to prevent brightness when battery reaches high?

I leave my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) charging on my table when going to sleep. It reaches full after some hours often. It is so annoying when the display becomes bright ...
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data/app folder showing wrong folder names

After messing around with the xposed framework and installing lots of modules, I got into a bootloop (classic !), but I knew the solution was to add a disabled file in data/app/de.rovb.android.xposed....
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What is the minimum MicroSD speed necessary to extend the storage of an Android phone?

I want to extended the storage of my Android phone be switching it to a MicroSD memory, as Android Marshmallow allows. What is the minimum speed I need to use to avoid impacting performance? I am ...
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Can I safely do a factory reset without losing root?

Sadly my quesiton isn't that simple. To make sure everyone unerstands I will explain as short but specific as possible: Initial: stock state, not rooted, nothing special I updated my HTC One M8 to ...
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Why can't I update my Nexus 4 to Lollipop?

As I understand it, Android Lollipop (5.0) is now generally available over-the-air. My Nexus 4 briefly offered for an hour or two to install it. I said yes, and watched it start to download. When I ...
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How can I stop Lollipop ignoring my wifi network?

Android 5.0 has a new "feature": If a wifi network has no connection to the internet, it will remain connected to it but route traffic over mobile data instead. A small exclamation mark shows in the ...
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Why encrypt the device?

Android 5 offers two encryption features: Encrypt the device (phone) Encrypt the external micro SD card I understand the benefit of 2.: if someone takes my micro SD out and wants to use it on ...
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How to solve the “APN settings are not available for this user” issue?

After upgrading my ASUS Zenfone 5 to Android Lollipop, I am unable to access HSPA/3G data. In Brazil we have to manually input APN settings, and when I try to do so, I receive the following message (...
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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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How long device has been running since last charge?

In Android Lollipop, how do I see how long it has been since the last time I charged the battery? I mean I can get the approximate time by eye-balling the graph shown in Settings -> Battery. But, is ...
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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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Nexus 5 > Lollipop upgrade notification lost

I have an LG Nexus 5 and I am running Android 4.4.4 on it. I've been seeing a notification telling me there's an upgrade for my Android OS for several weeks now (Lollipop upgrade), but I've been ...
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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

I have just updated to Lollipop on my Nexus 4 and can't see "Trusted Places". I use "Trusted Face" which works pretty well, but I would like to use "Trusted Places" at work. However, it is not there. ...
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Android 5.0 display keeps turning on with black and white notifications

I have an Oneplus One which just got its Android 5.0 version released. It is known that there are still plenty of bugs issues, but a very annoying one is that if I have notifications and turn off the ...
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Forgotten the pattern and phone not showing the “forgot pattern” button.

I upgraded my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop using over-the-air upgrade. It was awesome but I set a pattern lock which I forgot. Usually after 5 wrong attempts it shows the "forgot password" button but ...
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Force 720p Resolution on InForce 6540

I'm working with an InForce 6540 board that has 5.0.2 Lollipop installed. I am trying to connect a display device that has a max resolution of 720p at 60hz. I am using a micro HDMI connection. The ...
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The easiest way to root a Moto G (XT1032) Android v. 5.0.2

I have just rooted a samsung Lite 3 tablet...and it was simple. Really simple. Used Odin to install CWM, then installed a superuser app from a zip file. Really straightforward. So I decided to look ...
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How to calibrate a new Nexus 5 battery that's higher capacity than original?

Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% ...
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Camera doesn't work on Nexus 5 running Android L

The camera on the Nexus 5 has stopped working. Coming from a reboot, I can open the camera app, see the camera is working, but as soon as I click to take a picture (or video), the app crashes (tried ...
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How to make bind-mounted (mount -o bind) folders visible for non-root users?

I want to mount-bind an app data folder in /data/data/... to a user subfolder in order to automatically synchronise the contents for backup purposes. As root I use the following command: mount -o ...
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Set Open DNS in Android 5.0.1

Just updated my Oneplus One to Android 5.0.1, and I can't change the DNS when I select the "Static IP" option in Wi-Fi settings. Basically I can put the values in, there is just no way to press OK and ...
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Some apps cannot access the internet

After my Android Lollipop upgrade on my HTC M8, some apps are unable to access the internet such as Twitter, but Facebook works perfectly fine. WhatsApp works fine except that I'm unable to receive ...
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What does this notification icon mean? Samsung s7

I just bought an galaxy s7 edge, and this weird icon is on my notifcation bar. I cannot seem to figure it out. Does anyone know what it does or means? Thanks.
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How to install apk in 2nd user of android 5.0 without playstore

So, android 5.0.2 doesn't allow side loading of apks for 2nd user (irrespective of whether it is guest or standard user). "Unknown Sources" is disabled and is uncheckable. And I use a pure Cyanogen ...